You will spend time with Peoria Fire, East Peoria Fire and AMT during a two-week EMS rotation during your intern year, participating as a part of the paramedic team on scene stabilizing and transporting patients to Peoria area hospitals. You will also have the opportunity to respond to scenes with MD-1 (our EMS Physician Response Vehicle) as members of the EMS Track throughout PGY-2 and PGY-3 years and/or during the senior EM Pathways rotation.

For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Jackson ([email protected]).


EMS Track

You will have the opportunity to join the EMS Track at the beginning of PGY-2 year. This track is designed for emergency medicine residents who are interested in a career as an EMS medical director. You will serve as an assistant medical director for a Peoria Area EMS agency and will be an active member of RMERT (the Regional Medical Emergency Response Team for IDPH Region 2). All track residents will complete the TEMS tactical medicine elective early in PGY-2 year and have the opportunity to respond to calls with Peoria’s tactical law enforcement team. Quarterly EMS journal clubs and educational sessions will be held at a faculty member’s house or local restaurant. As an EMS Track resident, you will also participate with ongoing, cutting-edge research projects in the Peoria Area EMS System. All EMS Track residents will complete the NAEMSP Medical Directors Course prior to graduation.

For further information about the EMS Track, contact the EMS Section Chief at [email protected].